HELPFUL HINTS TO GET STARTED
Keep Your Counselor Informed:
Counselors have specialized information related to specific colleges or scholarships. The information cannot be passed along if your plans are kept to yourself.
Read Directions Carefully:
Keep a checklist and notes on your progress. Applications can take much longer than expected. Give yourself adequate time to complete all the tasks.
Be Aware of Deadlines:
Since requirements and schedules vary so widely, it is important to keep track of each college and/or scholarship’s requirements, deadlines, and special procedures. Take note that college applications, financial aid, and scholarship deadlines are usually not the same.
Your counselor can provide:
Interest and encouragement.
Instruction in BMR application procedures.
Help with online tools used in the process.
Straight forward answers and suggestions.
Time for discussion and feedback assistance in filling out applications as needed.
Your counselor cannot:
Read your mind
Make choices for you
Tell you all you need to know
Make all appointments for you
What your counselor expects of you:
To be organized
Develop an application strategy early
Take responsibility for your choices
Understand that information is gathered from many sources. Do not expect to find all you need to know in one place
Maintain communication with your counselor
Read application instructions carefully and completely
Make appointments when you have questions
College Application Package
A college application usually has many parts:
High School Transcript
1st quarter senior grades
Teacher, counselor and/or other recommendations
Rank-in-class and GPA
College admission testing scores
Blackstone-Millville Regional High School – School Profile
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Helpful Hints to Get Started